Travel triumph: GCC first-time applicants granted 5-year Schengen visas

  • Date: 22-Apr-2024
  • Source: Arab Times
  • Sector:Tourism
  • Country:Saudi Arabia
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Travel triumph: GCC first-time applicants granted 5-year Schengen visas

Gulf citizens are granted Schengen visas for 5 years when applying for the first time. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 22: In a significant development announced by the Al Arabiya channel, citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are set to receive a notable extension in their Schengen visa privileges. According to the report, first-time …

Gulf citizens are granted Schengen visas for 5 years when applying for the first time.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 22: In a significant development announced by the Al Arabiya channel, citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are set to receive a notable extension in their Schengen visa privileges. According to the report, first-time applicants from GCC nations will now be eligible for Schengen visas valid for an extended period of five years.

This transformative update comes hand in hand with the unification of Schengen visa systems across European countries, a move poised to streamline visa procedures and enhance travel facilitation for GCC citizens within the Schengen area.

The Schengen visa, renowned for its flexibility in enabling seamless travel across most European Union (EU) member states, holds paramount importance for travelers seeking to explore the cultural and economic riches of Europe. With this latest development, citizens from